Everyday Zucchini-walnut Sweet Bread Recipe

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Everyday Zucchini-Walnut Sweet Bread

Ruth Ann Vokac

By
@mansfieldra

I originally found this recipe on WebMD at a time when I really needed a healthy go-with-coffee breakfast food.

It is not the most delicious zucchini bread that you can make! It is a little crumbly, and not as moist as a loaf of bread made with more oil. But it is HEALTHY and very good. I can eat it everyday!

I like the slices toasted in a toaster oven. It is a no-guilt treat!


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Rating:

Serves:

8-16

Prep:

20 Min

Cook:

45 Min

Method:

Bake

Ingredients

3/4 c
all purpose flour
3/4 c
whole wheat pastry flour (or use all whole wheat pastry flour.)
1 tsp
baking powder
1/4 tsp
baking soda
1/4 tsp
salt
1 tsp
ground cinnamon
1/4 tsp
nutmeg
1
egg or 2 egg whites
1/2 c
brown sugar, firmly packed
1/2 c
unsweetened applesauce
2 Tbsp
canola oil
1/4 tsp
lemon extract or 1 teaspoon lemon zest
1 c
grated zucchini, lightly packed
2 Tbsp
walnuts, chopped

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Coat 2 mini 6" x3" loaf pans with cooking spray or with 1/4 - 1/2 teaspoon oil, brushed over pan with a silicone pastry brush.
2
Whisk flours, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon and nutmeg in a large mixing bowl.

(I often use pumpkin pie spice instead of the cinnamon and nutmeg.)
3
Whisk egg or egg whites, sugar, applesauce, and lemon extract (or lemon zest) in a medium mixing bowl. Stir in zucchini.
4
Make a well in the dry ingredients; slowly mix in the zucchini mixture with a rubber spatula. Fold in walnuts. Don't overmix.
5
Divide the batter between the two prepared pans.

Bake the loaves until a toothpick comes out almost clean, 40-45 minutes. Cool the pans on a wire rack for 5 minutes. Turn the loaves out onto the rack. Cool.
6
Variations: Be creative!

— Substitute half the zucchini with grated apples; carrots; mashed peaches; crushed pineapple, drained; minced mandarin oranges, pumpkin, or sweet potatoes.

— add orange zest, chopped dates or raisins, or drained maraschino cherries.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Sweet Breads
Main Ingredient: Vegetable
Regional Style: American
Hashtags: #zucchini, #sweet bread